Friday, June 3, 2011

Whats a Druzy? A Peek Into Exotic Brazilian Bijouteria..featuring BeijoFlor

So what do you think of when you hear "Brazil"?  Samba? Bossa Nova? the beautiful language?? or the Shoes!??  Thats what I think of! But today I stumbled across an amazing artist from Brazil, founder and creator of Brazilian Designs Inc and owner of Etsy store BeijoFlor

Wow !! What an inspiration!  Her jewelry (bijouteria) is amazingly gorgeous! But practically everything was a Druzy?  I see that term all the time...and always in relation to gems or rocks of some sort and sometimes I see it spelled drusy...but then you know me! had to do a bit of research....

Basically here is a bit of what I found...for one yes, there are variations in the spelling it can be referred to as druzy, drusy, druse, druses.  Basically they all mean the same thing...a term that refers to a blanket of tiny, sparkling crystals often found inside a geode or an agate.

The sparkling appearance of druzy is like that of spilled salt or sugar. The formation of the tiny crystals occurs after molten rock begins to quickly cool, trapping gasses within it as it solidifies. The trapped gasses cause crevices and cavities in the cooling rock.

Nutrient-rich groundwater later flows through these gaps and crevices, depositing layer after layer of minerals which crystallize on top of each other. The resulting encrustation is called druzy (drusy, druse, druses). This process doesn't take days or weeks, but a few hundred or even a few thousand years.  But look at what that amazing process results in!  Definately worth the wait ! :)

The colors are delicious! The various colors of druzy gemstones were made in nature by the depositing of different minerals, which give them their unique colors of blue, pink, lemon yellow, turquoise or blue.

Which ones are your favorites??  I absolutely love the Verde ring! I may just have to buy it! So I can have a peice of Brazil with me if I cant go there and pick up one myself! :)  Labradorite and moonstone have also always been some  of my favorite stones to work with...the essence of color they show off are amazing and at times surprising !

This one looks like a slice of a jalapeno :)  So vibrant!  Well there you have it...your little lesson for the day...always so much to learn and explore...

So why not put on a little Brazilian music and do a bit of exploring yourself! Get a taste of Brazil and all its treasures by visiting BeijoFlor might just have to get a little Druzy for yourself!  Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    Especially love the labrodite and lua!! :)

    So glad I found you through the Etsy Blog Team!
    I am your newest blog follower. :)
    Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

    I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

    Mary C. Nasser


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